Couple charged with stealing military memorabilia
The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle
A Louisiana couple is facing charges after stealing military memorabilia from a self storage unit in and then wrecked while fleeing from Columbia County officers.
According to a Columbia County sheriff’s incident report, an officer was patrolling the area near Washington Road Self Storage, 4080 Washington Road just before 3 a.m. Thursday when he observed a 1996 Chevrolet truck riding without headlights.
The officer attempted a traffic stop after finding the vehicle’s plates belonged to a 1998 Ford Explorer, but the driver fled the area.
The chase ended after the vehicle wrecked on Halali Farm Road.
The driver, Ashley Lynn Stein, 30, and a passenger, Murphy Lee Heinsohn, 43, both of Addis, La., were taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center for treatment.
Police located a large quantity of items that included military photos and plaques in and around the bed of the truck.
Police said the items were stolen from one storage unit that had been forced open.
Both suspects were charged with second degree burglary. Stein was also charged with fleeing/attempting to elude officers, failure to maintain lane, no proof of minimum insurance, headlight requirement and removing/affixing license plate with intent to conceal vehicle identity.